Cobra Factory 5
1965 Ford Cobra Factory 5
1965 Ford Cobra Factory 5
Technology has consistently delivered more value and a lower price. The same general principles should apply to component cars. The application of new technologies in an old-world industry is what sets the Factory Five company apart from the crowd. Computers and CNC technology are the foundations on which the Factory Five revolution was built. They design their chassis parts, production tooling, and body shapes with the latest CAD/CAM technology. They use SolidWorks® computer design software and HP hardware to design all of their cars. Computer-based technologies drive everything they do, including design, pre-production quality assurance, pilot production, product bill of materials and packing lists, manufacturing cut lists, CNC laser cutting, robot trimming, and welding.
For consignment, this beautiful bronze Factory Five Cobra. Complete with side pipes, a roll bar, and many other goodies that emulate the original but at a budget that most can take on and have a really cool driver.
All fiberglass, all beautiful bronze and all buttoned up this car shows well. Save the bumpers and just the pushers in front and back, please we don't need the extra weight. A wonderful stance with a combination of the flared fenders which gracefully frame cast 15-inch wheels with center chromed knockoff hubs, and wrapped in Cooper rubber, and add a hood scoop and we are left in a bronze fog. Add in some matte black side pipes which snake along the rockers, a blackened roll bar, and a racing hinged rear quarter gas cap.
On the dash we see Autometer gauges in what would have been close to the original CSX layout. These are embedded within a plush padded black textured vinyl dash front. Nicely chromed bezels are encircling black faced gauges with white indicators and numbers and letters. All this fronted by a wood rimmed steering wheel. Black vinyl bomber style buckets float in a sea of black carpet all good, and sport Simpson 4-point safety harnesses. A wide console races through these seats and houses the shift lever. On top of the semicircular curved dash top is a centrally mounted rear-view mirror. Door panels are looking fine with a back vinyl panel centered within the bronze fiberglass forms, and a pouch for some extra storage.
A pop of the clamshell hood, and I could have bronze envy be it not for the 302ci V8. This mill is beautifully appointed with plenty of polished parts, and some orange highlighting but on just for giggles. A single 4-barrel Holley carb is atop to feed the fossils, and on the back of this wonderfully presented mill is a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission. Way back…the axle is an 8.8-inch Ford rear with 3.73 gears.
All clean underneath with a tubular powder coated frame, and all aluminum floor pans. All solid and rust free it is all well done underneath. Disc brakes are on the front, and drums the rear, and an independent with coil over front suspension, and a 4 link with coil overs on the rear and we are expertly planted on terra firma.
This candle lit right up and ran strong through the entire test drive. Snappy acceleration, good handling and our test revealed just a little happy on the front end when applying the power. All functions worked, and it stuck to the road like glue.
Bronze would not be a consideration in my initial mind for a Cobra, however after seeing this example I'm hooked! Lots of smooth power from the 302ci V8, and a clean good-looking example. Fiberglass is all buttoned up, and an overall great driver, good handler and all beautifully dressed in the simple interior. A definite affordable classic ready to drive away from Classic Auto Mall, from our halls to your driveway!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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